Date of Award:


Document Type:


Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)


Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education

Department name when degree awarded

Home Economics and Consumer Education

Committee Chair(s)

Jane McCullough


Jane McCullough


Ann Austin


The purpose of this study was to analyze 149 Utah L.D.S. husband/father's time spent in various activities by their level of religious activity, and to relate their organization participation time to their household work time. Data for this study came from the Utah portion of the "Interstate Comparison of Urban/Rural Families' Time Use." This study used a sub-sample of the original Utah sample. Data used were collected through church affiliation and activity questionnaires and time diaries.

Level of religious activity in the L.D.S. Church was considered along with husbands' time allocated to organization participation, social and recreational activities, and household work. Household work tasks included food preparation, dishwashing, housecleaning, maintenance of home, yard, car and pets, physical care of household members, and non-physical care of household members. Statistical tests used were analysis of variance, correlation and multiple regression analysis.

Findings revealed that level of religious activity did not significantly affect the time respondents allocated to either household work or to social and recreational activities. It did significantly affect their organization participation time. The more active respondents were in the L.D.S. Church, the more time they allocated to organization participation.

Organization participation time significantly affected the time respondents allocated to maintenance of home, yard, car and pets, and to all household work. As organization participation time decreased, time in these two areas significantly increased.

Variations in husbands' household work time were not significantly explained by any of the following variables: age of younger child, level of religious activity, hours of wife's paid employment, hours of husband's paid employment, husband's social and recreational time, husband's organization participation time, annual household income, rural or urban residence, or whether husband's house hold task performance time was measured on a weekend day or a weekday.